Santa Is Mindful Too…

Posted on Dec 11 2013 - 5:58pm by momcafe

There is a sense of entitlement that all children have during this festive time. We all have Jolly  ol’ Saint Nick to thank for that. Much like the Tooth Fairy, there is a prolific comparison out there amongst the young spirits, when it comes to what magical goods they receive. THIS is where I will make my declaration to my children:

“Santa is mindful too.”

Santa can choose wisely, his lot to give. He can discern what each child should have according to their life, and their way of living it. Santa is careful in making sure he respects the standards of each home and the purpose of his gifts…

To bring joy. Not plenty.

(Come read the rest of this post over at Mothering From Scratch, as I delve into the reasoning behind a new perspective Santa can bring to your home!)

Santa Can Be Mindful Too

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  1. Janine Huldie December 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Loved your thoughts of using Santa for good not goods. Seriously, do have to keep this in mind even though, I have small kids still who look to Santa for all he can bring them to teach them he is a good man who could bring happiness and good will to all. Thanks, Chris!!:)
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    • momcafe December 12, 2013 at 4:11 am - Reply

      I didn’t have to worry about it when my kids were little either! As they grow, it’s a new ballgame. And I am trying to learn how to ‘bend the rules’- to meet the needs and values of our family. Enjoy your precious little ones, my friend!

  2. another jennifer December 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Hmmmmm. Haven’t thought about Santa in this way. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say!
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    • momcafe December 12, 2013 at 4:09 am - Reply

      It’s a new idea I came up with, and I am so glad I did. It makes sense to me… :) Thanks for stopping by my friend!

  3. Tamara December 12, 2013 at 3:38 am - Reply

    Heading over immediately!
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    • momcafe December 12, 2013 at 4:08 am - Reply

      You’re such a love Tamara!!! Thanks sweet friend!! XOXOXO

  4. thedoseofreality December 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Headed over right now! :) Can’t wait to read!-Ashley
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  5. Hillary December 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    How do you manage to always hit the nail on its head? I’ve never even thought of it like that before but it is perfect! Heading over to read right now!
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    • momcafe December 14, 2013 at 4:03 am - Reply

      I really had one of those “AH HA!” moments about it recently… because the kids are getting older and although Santa is all about giving our kids SO many “goods”- they can also become much more aware of measuring their “lot” with their family values- not with their friends’- or all the other influences in their world.
      There’s a lot to be taught about GREED. It’s everywhere- and always will be.

      I love you for stopping by, sweet friend!!! XOXO
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  6. Hope December 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Good tease. Headed there now. BTW, I’ve missed you. Been slow getting around to some of my favorite blogs :)
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    • momcafe December 13, 2013 at 4:25 am - Reply

      Oh Hope!! I have SO missed you too!!! I know how crazy busy you are my friend… thank you for taking your precious time to come by!!! XOXO

  7. Leah December 13, 2013 at 2:57 am - Reply

    can’t wait to read this!
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    • momcafe December 13, 2013 at 4:25 am - Reply

      Thanks Leah!!! I can’t wait to head over and see your response!! Thanks love! :)

  8. Meredith December 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Headed over and sounds fantastic!
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    • momcafe December 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      Thanks so so much for stopping by sweet friend!!! SO grateful!! XOXO

  9. Melissa @ Home on Deranged December 13, 2013 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Loved this post. Our daughters are starting to learn the concept of money. Our 3-year-old carries around her quarters in a little purse so she can buy random toy machine junk when we go out. She has also recently learned that the advertisements she sees on TV are real toys. So we get to listen to her ever evolving wish list. It is cute for the time being =)
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    • momcafe December 14, 2013 at 3:54 am - Reply

      It starts early, doesn’t it Melissa? It’s amazing how they grow to learn about the significance of money and ‘things’… and desires. We can start to teach them even at three, the lessons of greed versus good. They don’t understand much of it then, but how we practice our values will sink in as they grow. Thanks so much for stopping by!!! SO grateful!

  10. Kristi Campbell December 14, 2013 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Yes to joy, not plenty. Heading there now!
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    • momcafe December 14, 2013 at 3:51 am - Reply

      Exactly Kristi!!! I’m so grateful you stopped by, my friend! XO

  11. Mothering From Scratch December 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    {Melinda} Chris, keeping the focus on Jesus at Christmas is always my goal and I can’t say that I’ve done the job I’ve wanted to do. So often, I get caught up on the busyness of all the “urgent” and lost the spotlight on the Most Important.

    Sounds like you are doing a good job with your kiddos. :)
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    • momcafe December 14, 2013 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      I get that Melinda- this is the hardest time to focus on the actual ONE we should be attending to! Some years seem better than others, ya know?

      God knows your heart, and He knows the faith that exudes His Name in who you are every day.

      He knows mine too. And yet, I know He wants more. For us both. XO

  12. WhenCrazyMeetsExhaustion December 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    What a new and NEEDED perspective. Wish I would’ve read this before we left for breakfast with Santa this morning; I could’ve put a face to the new philosophy for my kiddos. GREAT ideas, Chris!
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    • momcafe December 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm - Reply

      I am SO glad you are on board with this perspective Stephanie!! It really is a good one to teach our kiddos. You still have time, my friend!!! I love LOVE that you will join me!!! XOXO

  13. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama December 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to check out the full post. When my girls are older, I really want them to see Christmas as a time for giving more than receiving.
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    • momcafe December 17, 2013 at 3:54 am - Reply

      I think when they are little, it’s so fun to bring on all the magic you can muster!! But as they get older and are learning more about this world and all the “stuff” they can have… that’s when Santa needs a new “hat”! Hope you liked it!!!

      Thanks for coming over Nicole!! XOXO
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  14. OneMommy December 17, 2013 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    You know I’m off to read it! :)
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    • momcafe December 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      OH GOOD!!! I will head over there and see what you thought!! :)

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